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March 10, 2023

Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, concentrations of certain pollutants—like carbon monoxide and mold—are 2 to 5 times higher indoors compared to outside air. Even short term exposure to these pollutants can have health effects, like headaches and itchy eyes. 

California homeowners that are looking to increase the indoor air quality of their homes are often directed to air purifiers, but do they actually work?


What Is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, refers to the air quality in or around a building, and specifically how it relates to the health and comfort of the building’s occupants. Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can have serious health effects, like respiratory disease and even cancer. 

Indoor air quality can be impacted by a variety of sources, such as a malfunctioning HVAC system, mold growth, or poor ventilation. Regardless of their origin, it’s important to eliminate indoor air pollutants to prevent any long term health effects. 


Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Some pollutants can be present in a home undetected, but here are a few common symptoms of poor IAQ:

  • Fatigue 
  • Sore throat 
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Eye & nose irritation


Benefits of Air Purifiers

The best way to combat poor indoor air quality is to determine what the pollutants that are affecting your Davis home are. This can be done with air quality diagnostics and once you know the cause, you can decide if an air purifier can help. Here are some of the benefits air purifiers can provide:

  • Relieves symptoms of asthma & allergies 
  • Eliminates odors
  • Reduces the spread of airborne diseases
  • Removes dust & pet dander 

There are many different types of air purifiers, and they each work slightly differently. However, they all can eliminate airborne pollutants. Air sealing and insulation can also help improve the indoor air quality of home by stopping pollutants—like moisture—from entering your home to begin with.


Indoor Air Quality Solutions

If you suspect that you're suffering from poor indoor air quality in your Dixon, CA home, the first step is to get your indoor air tested for pollutants. The team of air experts at Greiner can help you determine exactly what pollutants are present and recommend solutions, such as installing a whole-home air purifier, to help you breathe easier. 

Whether you’re looking for an air purifier for allergies and asthma or want to know how to improve the indoor air quality of your home, Greiner can help. 


Find out how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality. Call 707-678-1784 or contact us today!

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